Class 13 Year 4 2018 - 2019

Mrs Ayre

Mrs Clews


                                                                                                                     Welcome to Class 13's page!

Welcome back for our second half of the Autumn Term!

We have many exciting things to look forward to this term together, including Christmas!

Our English work this term will begin by focussing  on the beautifully descriptive text, 'The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy and Jane Ray.'We will be writing settings and character descriptions. Then, we will be rewriting the story from an alternative perspective. We will be examining the language and structure of the text and use those ideas to help us develop the quality of our own writing. We will be working hard to write consistently with neat, legible and joined handwriting. As always we will practise writing in full sentences that make good sense, with correct punctuation. We will also be polishing our use of direct speech and punctauting it correctly.

We will also be learning to write explanations. We will use the text, 'Until I met Dudley by Roger McGough,' to inspire us and other explanations, such as the Teacher Pleasing Machine !

We will also be studying poetry, looking at creating images through using similes and metaphors. 


In maths there will still  be a BIG focus on times tables - by the end of the year, all year 4 children should be able to recall their timestables up to 12x12. We ask that you practise them, both in school and at home. Times tables really will help you with ALL areas of your maths work. We will continue to test times tables on a Friday, challenging the children to achieve a Bronze, Silver or Gold award. For our main maths topics, we will be looking at addition and subtraction, using both written and mental strategies. Then multiplication and division and area and perimeter of shapes.

Our R.E topic this term is 'Trust in God'.  In this topic the children will learn Jesus’ teaching on the importance of trusting in him. They will explore the importance of trusting in God as well as the difficulties it brings through the stories of Zechariah, Mary and Joseph.

 Our science  topic for this term is 'Sparks and Waves'. We will be investigating electricty: safety, circuits, switches, conductors and insulators. Sound- how it is made and how it travels.

For Art, we will look at the work of Walter DeLa Mare- The lightening Field.

Useful information:

- Spelling tests will be held on a Monday and new weekly spellings will be given out in order for you to practise them, ready for the test the following Monday. It is SO important that you continue to learn these. 

-Swimming - Class 13  will continue to have their swimming lessons in second half of the Autumn term. Our last session will be the 5th December.

- Homework- The children will be given an English and Maths homework workbook that they will complete their homework from each week. In year 4 homework is given out every Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. It is really important that you are completing and bringing your homework in on time - this will be monitored. 

- Our P.E days is Tuesday, however it is expected that P.E kits are to be available in school every single day. 

Any further information on what we will be learning in Class 13 over the next half term, calendar dates and other useful information can be found on the curriculum map attached to the bottom of this page. 


Let's carry on as well as we started last term and make this  half term together in Year 4 one to remember!

Thank you for all of your support!

Mrs Ayre and Mrs Clews smiley

"The worst thing about making a mistake, is being afraid to make one." 



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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Danebank Avenue

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Tel: 01270 685174